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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #300 on: March 27, 2015, 12:07:19 PM »

A la Model Slipway method -
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #301 on: March 27, 2015, 12:12:08 PM »

Someone on good old Facebook has just come up with a good idea...drill two holes though the tyre, thread the rope through, and have the knot inside.


I like that...

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #302 on: March 27, 2015, 12:12:49 PM »

Ah...Dave, you beat me to it.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #303 on: March 27, 2015, 01:51:12 PM »

Rich , when it's finished , do you want me to put one of our low loaders on to bring it "up north" for the Balne moor pro-am ? You know we can handle the size with our gear   ;)


Keep up with the pictures old boy


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #304 on: March 27, 2015, 02:31:33 PM »

Ah yes a Rotorflote to go with the rotor tugs %%

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #305 on: March 27, 2015, 02:56:32 PM »

You may mock...a Motorflote will run rings round any of these 'ere tugs, even if they 'ave got  rotors.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #306 on: March 27, 2015, 03:06:04 PM »

The rotor tugs have a bridge that rotates Rich
If George's little wheelhouse rotated he might
need a sickbag {-)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #307 on: March 27, 2015, 03:12:28 PM »

Pah! George is 'ard, he don't get seasick...he goes round and round in circles all the time.  ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #308 on: March 27, 2015, 04:29:03 PM »

Tyre fenders now sorted, they look much better without those horrible great knots. Thanks to everybody who offered advice, much appreciated.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #309 on: March 27, 2015, 04:40:59 PM »

Are the cruciform bollards fixed through the deck Rich ?
Sure as s##t if a tyre catches anywhere if the bollard is
secured by cyano alone it will be ripped off.
Been there >>:-(

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #310 on: March 27, 2015, 04:48:13 PM »

Yes Ned, they are...under the bollards and inside the deck, I bonded a section of 2mm styrene, drilled holes through it to correspond with those in the bollards, then screwed the whole lot together with s/steel self tapping screws, and a drop of cyano on the threads to be sure. If they catch on anything it'll pull the whole deck off....
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #311 on: March 27, 2015, 05:12:41 PM »

Pah! George is 'ard, he don't get seasick...he goes round and round in circles all the time.  ;D

 Yeh, Thats right Rich told us earlier in the saga that George came with a cast iron lining in his stomach,  its called Porridge... {-)
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #312 on: March 27, 2015, 05:26:23 PM »

Aye Frank, that'll be right...and it's proper porridge at that, comes out of the pot like half solid Milliput.   %)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #313 on: March 27, 2015, 09:17:31 PM »

looking good my old mate :-))  got you some wire i'll get it in the post over the weekend
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #314 on: March 27, 2015, 10:02:15 PM »

Hiya mate,


That's good of you, I appreciate that...thanks mate. I'll call you Sunday morning..
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #315 on: March 28, 2015, 10:43:12 AM »

Didn't like that tyre fender on the stern, so a change was called for. A length of chain, a section of 2mm thick rubber sheet, and couple of pieces of 1/16th brass wire resulted in this...I think it looks a bit better.


Oh, and I've run out of styrene angle..again. So nearly finished, now I have to order another pack of the stuff.  >>:-(
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #316 on: March 28, 2015, 05:31:47 PM »

Has it got wet yet? not top heavy I trust. {:-{

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #317 on: March 28, 2015, 06:32:07 PM »

Hello Len,


No, not got it wet yet, I still have a couple more strips of styrene angle to fit, plus a spot of filling and sanding to finish off. The paint arrived today as well, so I may spray it first before bath tests take place, not sure yet.


It shouldn't be top heavy, all the weight is down low, with the batteries in the side tunnels...fingers crossed.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #318 on: March 29, 2015, 08:44:30 AM »

Hi,
With the new rear fender it would be a good place for the tugs name?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #319 on: March 29, 2015, 08:53:45 AM »

Do Motorflotes have names?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #320 on: March 29, 2015, 09:42:28 AM »

I'm sure you've given it several already. Just use the one which is easiest to spell and likely to cause the least offence at the pond-side.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #321 on: March 29, 2015, 09:51:59 AM »

Ah...you mean like ''f********* silly thing'' or ''why did I start this b****** thing'....good thinking, DM.


I was just going to put a company name on each side, when I think of something suitable...''Sussex Shoving'' is a contender at the moment.  %)


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #322 on: March 29, 2015, 10:28:29 AM »

How about "Uggett and Stuffitt"? I'll get me coat..............
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #323 on: March 29, 2015, 11:47:18 AM »

Taxi for Mr Milbourn....  ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #324 on: March 29, 2015, 02:22:18 PM »

Hi,

I named one of my boats with a four letter word!

....Beth.

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